Using VPN Client

After you have installed VPN Client successfully, you are ready to connect to your VPN server using the VPN Client application.
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After you have installed VPN Client successfully, you are ready to connect to your VPN server using the VPN Client application.
To authenticate using the VPN Client user interface:
  1. Open the VPN Client user interface.
    You can choose one of the following methods to access the VPN Client application:
    • Click Start, Programs, Arcot Systems, and then select CA Arcot VPN Client.
    • If available, double-click the CA Arcot VPN Client shortcut on your desktop.
    Note:
    If you see errors while accessing the VPN Client application, then contact your system administrators.
  2. Specify your ArcotID credentials to authenticate with VPN Client.
  3. Select the VPN Profile.
  4. Select the Connection Entry.
    Note:
    Your system administrator would have configured a VPN Profile and a Connection Entry profile that you need to select in the respective fields. If you do not see any profile entry in these drop-down lists, then contact your system administrator.
  5. Click Login.
On successful authentication, the VPN Client application passes control to the Cisco VPN client application installed on your computer. Using the Cisco VPN client application, the Cisco VPN server provides access to only those resources that you are authorized to use.
One of the following actions happens after you have been successfully authenticated by VPN Client:
  • The VPN Client application terminates and the Cisco VPN client application icon appears in the system tray.
    Using the Cisco VPN client application icon, you can disconnect an active connection to the Cisco VPN server. In this case, you must relaunch the VPN Client application and complete the ArcotID authentication process to establish a new connection with the Cisco VPN server.
  • The VPN Client application minimizes to the system tray. In this case, the Cisco VPN client application icon does not appear in the system tray.
If the VPN Client icon appears in the system tray, then you can perform the following actions by right-clicking the icon:
  • Connect
    : Selecting this option relaunches the VPN Client application. This option is available only when VPN Client is disconnected.
  • Disconnect
    : Selecting this option disconnects an active connection to the Cisco VPN server. This option is available only when VPN Client is connected.
  • Refresh
    : Selecting this option refreshes the VPN Client application and updates the current status (connected or disconnected) of the application.
  • Exit
    : Selecting this option disconnects any active connection to the Cisco VPN server and closes the VPN Client application.